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Old 12-22-2018
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Default M380 Blue Smoke out Left rear wheel well

Pulled into RV Park and noticed Blue smoke out left rear wheel well. Checked and wheels did not feel hot. Any idea's, going to be tuff on Christmas weekend, trying to make it back home tomorrow but not sure what to do. Don't see any fluids on the ground.

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Exclamation Help M380 Blue Smoke

I am thinking it could be an axle seal leaking?

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Can I limp home tomorrow?

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if you are in a safe place that is great, blue smoke is not a good sign,
check your brakes and tires, suggest not moving until finding the source.
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if you are in a safe place that is great, blue smoke is not a good sign,
check your brakes and tires, suggest not moving until finding the source.

I agree with Bill,do not drive until you find the problem.
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I am thinking it could be an axle seal leaking? Thoughts Can I limp home tomorrow? Gump
Agree with Rick & Randy. Maybe if it’s not far and you go SLOW/stop often... maybe. But there’s allot going on back there AND blue smoke from that area can never be a good thing. Brake issues come to mind. Could be an inside tire? However, if it’s a seal at least rear hubs are readily available. Not to scare you but check out these posts, one of which describes my brake ordeal and has good pics & info about the rear hubs:

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...t=24153&page=2 (#19 and also the link referenced there)

FL is a good place (if there is any) to have an issue like this, with top notch mechanical help and also many M380 BB owners based there. My advice would be to stay put, research your options and then hit it on the 26th. Good luck and let us know what you discover.
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how far are you from home?
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Randy

About 8 hours, I am currently in Jackson Tn. Do you know of a good place near hear to work on it.

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If there is smoke there, you know what. Find the source of the heat. You could have a low tire, wheel seal leak dragging brake or ? Find it before you try the rest of that trip.
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